Unexpected keyboard navigation in Vertical RadMenu

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  1. Todd Millett
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    Posted 16 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    I have a RadMenu that I have set to Orientation="Vertical".  When the menu is in vertical mode, I would expect that the up and down arrow keys would move from one main menu item to the next.  Instead, the user has to use the left and right arrows to move to the next or previous main menu item, just as if the menu was in set to Orientation="Horizontal". 

    Can the control be changed to use up and down arrows when in Vertical mode?  If not, is there an easy workaround for this?
  2. Hristo
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    Posted 19 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Todd Millett,

    You are right. This is the expected behavior but we had bug in RadMenu for WPF.
    It is fixed and will be available in the next latest internal build.
    Thank you for reporting this. I've updated your telerik points.

    Kind regards,
    Hristo
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  4. Todd Millett
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    Posted 19 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Thanks for the reply.  I failed to mention this was in Silverlight, not WPF.  Will this fix be made in the Silverlight RadMenu as well?
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    Hristo
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    Posted 19 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Todd Millett,

    I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. There was a problem in WPF so assumed that the ticket was for WPF.
    However I'm not sure which part is not as you expected. We've tried to provide the same navigation as WPF Menu control.
    Clicking Up/Down will move to Previous/Next root menu items if submenu is not opened. If current menu item has open submenu then going to other root menu item with keyboard will automatically expand its submenu and focus its first subitem. May be this is why you think that Up/Down doesn't move through root menu items.
    Left/Right arrow navigates to Previous/Next root menu items if current item doesn't have submenu items. If it have then Left/Right arrow will collapse/expand submenu.
    I hope that this clarifies how keyboard navigation works.

    Can you specify where you expect different behavior and in which case?

    Kind regards,
    Hristo
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  6. Todd Millett
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    Posted 19 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Okay, I've looked at this again.  My problem was as you described.  If the sub-menu was open, I couldn't navigate up and down the way I expected.  However, if I hit the ESC key and closed the submenu, navigation worked as I expected.  I think this is not an issue -- sorry for the confusion.
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